Happy Friday, y’all!  Today is all about onions. Yes, onions.  I know, they may not be the flashiest of foods, but by golly they’re good and good for you!  Flavonoids, the pigment responsible for the reddish/purplue hue in red onions, contain antioxidants, which contain anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.  Onions also add some serious flavor and color to everything under the sun – from salads and pasta, to soups, sandwiches and pizza.  By massaging red onions in lime or orange juice, the acidity of the citrus juices causes a release of the flavonoid pigment; transforming the onions into a more vibrant, brilliant purple.  Even better, the flavor of the onions becomes softer and just a tad bit sweet.  As a result, these massaged red onions are magical meal-makers.  And, they only require a few ingredients – red onion, salt, and freshly squeezed lime and orange juice.

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MASSAGED RED ONIONS

Ingredients:

  • 2 large red onions
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 1/4 orange juice  (1 large orange)
  • pinch of pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed and minced (option – good for marinades and stuff)

Directions:

  • Peel and thinly slice 2 large onions.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.  With your hands mix and massage the ingredients together until the onions become tender.
  • Transfer into an air-tight container and store in the fridge for up to a week.

Enjoy!

Coach Jentry

 

Gumsaba Outdoor Fitness Class schedule Saturday 6/27/15

8:30AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Co-Ed class – Coach Briana – Met Con AMRAP